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Programes and Courses

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Post Basic (Infant/Toddler Specialization)

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  • ECE 4060 - Advanced Health, Safety, & Nutrition
  • This module equips the student with knowledge and skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating health practices for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and children who need extra support in integrated and infant-toddler settings.

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  • ECE 4050 - Administration Skills for Child Care Centres
  • This module prepares students in the administrative duties of a pre-school or daycare. Topics such as program philosophy and policy design, financial management, organizational structure, staff development, and relationships with families and community will be highlighted.

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  • ECE 4040 - Infant & Toddler Practicum
  • An integrated community based practicum supervised by a certified infant-toddler educator (sponsor teacher) with additional observation and evaluation by ECE faculty from the college. This practical experience provides the student with opportunities for the development and implementation of comprehensive projects that demonstrate advanced professional knowledge and practice.

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  • ECE 4030 - Program Planning for Infants & Toddlers
  • Students will build on their prior understanding of developmentally-based, appropriate curriculum for very young children. Students will have opportunities to design high quality infant and toddler programs and activities.

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  • ECE 4020 - Foundations of Working with Infants & Toddlers
  • Working with infants and toddlers poses new challenges for the early childhood educator. This course will help the student develop the understanding and skills necessary for sensitive and respectful responses to infants and toddlers in group care settings.

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  • ECE 4010 - Interacting with Families, School, & Community
  • This module examines the knowledge, strategies, and competencies needed by the early childhood educator to collaborate effectively with families of infants, toddlers, and children who need additional support. The ethics of empowerment of families, professionals, and children is also examined. Students will review the family systems approach, communication skills, and the family-centred care model.

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  • ECE 4000 - Advanced Child Growth & Development
  • Students will review typical development from birth to six years of age. This module includes a focus on recognition of children who require additional support with an emphasis placed on current theory and research. Students will apply their knowledge of child growth and development and individual differences using a case study approach.